3/04/11 (Fri)

AFBF backs bill to preempt EPA greenhouse gas regs

The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislation introduced on March 3 in both the House and the Senate that would preempt regulation of greenhouse gases by the Environmental Protection Agency based on climate change considerations.

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3/03/11 (Thu)

Young farmers are more optimistic

The latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program shows that America’s young farmers and ranchers are an optimistic lot. Results of the 19th annual YF&R survey reveal that 87 percent of those surveyed are more optimistic about farming and ranching than they were five years ago.

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3/02/11 (Wed)

AFBF urges House to repeal form 1099 requirements

The American Farm Bureau Federation today urged House members to save farmers and ranchers the needless time and expense of complicated paperwork requirements associated with Form 1099 information reporting. By passing H.R. 4, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011, Congress can end the requirement.

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3/01/11 (Tue)

Today through Friday, only....

North Dakota Farm Bureau partner Lands' End is offering 20% off branded products today through Friday.

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2/28/11 (Mon)

Ag Safety Awareness Week coming

An editorial by Cyndie Sirekis - As winter departs and spring blooms across the country, Farm Bureaus are making safety a top priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. As a part of ASAP, March 6-12 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week.

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2/22/11 (Tue)

Follow Nodak on Facebook

If you have been following North Dakota Farm Bureau on Facebook, you probably noticed that we recently "liked" Nodak Mutual.

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2/21/11 (Mon)

Education mini-grants offered

North Dakota Farm Bureau is offering competitive mini-grants of up to $250.00 cash for use in classroom programs K-12 in North Dakota schools.

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2/17/11 (Thu)

Extension provides flood prep video links

The North Dakota State University Extension Service has a variety of how-to information regarding flood preparedness and recovery at the Extension website's flood information page. They also have several videos...

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2/16/11 (Wed)

Do farmers care? Read this!

The farm and ranch families of Farm Bureau last year raised more than $273,000 and donated more than 18 million pounds of food to hungry Americans as part of Farm Bureau’s “Harvest for All” program through Feeding America.

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2/15/11 (Tue)

NDSU Extension offers flood info

A wet fall and heavy snowfall across most of North Dakota this winter have increased the likelihood of flooding this spring.

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2/14/11 (Mon)

Power outages are damaging and costly. Grainger can help.

Grainger, which offers North Dakota Farm Bureau members an outstanding discount, is urging folks to be prepared for power outages.

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2/11/11 (Fri)

NDFB says NO to perpetual easement bill

Senate Bill 2362 was heard Thursday morning in the Senate Natural Resources Committee. The bill would allow perpetual conservation easements to be acquired in North Dakota. The bill is sponsored by Senators Triplett, Taylor, and Erbele along with Representatives Keiser and Schmidt. North Dakota Farm Bureau opposed this bill along with the Stockman’s Association and several individual citizens.

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2/10/11 (Thu)

Three new Action Alerts posted

We've posted three new alerts today on our Action Alert System. Please consider contacting your state senators and representatives on these issues...

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2/10/11 (Thu)

EPA GHG regs are double economic jolt to ag

America’s farmers and ranchers will receive a “double economic jolt” from the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gases, the American Farm Bureau Federation told a House subcommittee, on February 9.

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2/09/11 (Wed)

Good news about moms and food choices

The following blog appeared on the AFBF Foodie News blog and was so good, it needed a full reprint: Does a day go by without a media story sounding off about what food is good or bad for you? Can you power up your laptop without a deluge of viral e-mails scaring you about what’s on your plate? Add in a dose of celebrity advocates, campaigns like Meatless Monday, 24/7 tweets from food movement activists and you wonder how any of us even pick up a fork.

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